Impact of pedagogical practices on academic achievement and thinking style of learners in physical science
Md Jamal Uddin, PC Agarwal
Modern theories of learning claim that the construction of knowledge occurs as students build understanding in light of experiences occurring in the world. Different thinking skills like critical thinking, creative thinking, integral thinking, analytical thinking, and synthetic thinking are greatly influenced by the pedagogical practices. The acquisition of thinking skill is reflected in the achievement of learners in scholastic as well as co scholastic area. The present study makes an attempt to investigate the influence of pedagogical practices on achievement and thinking style of learner particularly in Physical Science. The study has taken constructivism as pedagogical practice and creative thinking as the thinking skills to be investigated. The findings revels that constructivism based pedagogical practices influence the learning achievement and thinking style of learner significantly but the method has less effect on the students of lower level of intelligence.